On Monday, May 1, education nonprofit ECMC sponsored Virginia’s final spring College Night workshop at Colonial Beach High School. The event, which drew approximately 60 students and parents, featured free pizza and interactive workshops designed to help students navigate the college search and financial aid process. ECMC also gave away $500 scholarships to three deserving 10th grade students at Colonial Beach High School: Karlie Jones, Madisin Hardin and Mary O’Sullivan (pictured left to right).
As highlighted by Governor McAuliffe and the state Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) in an announcement last month, ECMC College Night events have been taking place across Virginia on a new spring schedule for the first time this year. The 2017 scheduling change was intended to make these resources available at a time when college decisions and application planning are top of mind for many students.
“College is often the first critical milestone in a person’s financial life,” said Paula Craw, vice president of student success and outreach for ECMC. “Bringing these college planning workshops to students and families will help them better understand their options, empowering more students to make informed college planning decisions.”